A severe storm that hit 120 years ago produced some of the strongest winds ever recorded in the UK, e}V a study has found.
Many weather records from before 1950 are still stored in archives, and are slowly being studied and digitised to produce a more accurate history of Britain’s weather.
During this process, researchers from the University of Reading found that ‘Storm Ulysses’ is amongst the top four most powerful ever to have struck England t and Wales.
The cyclone passed across eastern Ireland and northern England between February 26 and 27 in 1903, causing multiple deaths and damaging infrastructure and ships.
It got its name from the James Joyce novel which is set in the year after the storm, and describes its damage to thousands of trees in Dublin, Ireland.
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While digitising old weather records, University of Reading researchers found that ‘Storm Ulysses’ is amongst the top four most powerful ever to have struck England and Wales.Pictured: Postcard showing a pier damaged during Storm Ulysses in Morecambe, Lancashire
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